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This material is well designed for effectively developing one of the basic skills, passing the ball in order to play floorball. The instructional objectives are clearly articulated with four types of knowledge, which range from understanding the concepts to applying knowledge to real world practices. In order to achieve the instructional objectives, the content is accordingly composed of step-by step detailed procedure, feedback styles, individual practices, interactive features, and assessment types. Befitting the type of material, drill and practice, this material provides sufficient and productive opportunities to learn new skills, practice them repeatedly with frequent feedback, and finally acquire the skills. Since this material targets all starting floorball players from the age of 6, the delivery methods or resources need to be modified and changed according to the members of a class. Thus, I think that it would be good to combine and balance demonstrations by both the video clip (Shooting and Passing Video) and coaches for each step. Also, feedback provided by coaches seems to be quite individualized and take a long time to do personal practices and give feedback to each student. It would be good to point out ideal class size and tentative time allotment for each section.
This material does not require high levels of proficiency in computer skills and much technical support. This material needs a PC loaded with Dartfish, two high-speed video cameras for recording purpose, a projector, and a screen. In order to demonstrate the basic skills and the importance to the students, the author provided the video link to Shooting and Passing Video, which might play an important role in students’ understanding the basic skills theoretically. I think that it will take much time to videotape all the students, review them together, and give feedback to them. It might be an alternative way to choose two to three students for each skill (taking turns), ask the other students what their good points and bad points are (peer review and feedback), and give feedback from a coach’s point of view. It might not be necessary to implement technology into the whole procedure of the lesson.
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2 years ago
This resource provides a well-articulated plan for teaching the fundamentals of passing and receiving in floorball. The lesson plan contains the elements of strong lesson design—an introduction, connection to previously learned material, modeling, guided practice, independent practice for skill mastery, and feedback. The plan promotes active learning, which will appeal to many different types of people, especially those who prefer to experience new material rather than just hear about it. For those who need to visualize new concepts, an accompanying video and modeling by the coach help support their learning needs. The lesson also provides frequent opportunities for student choice which will also serve to maximize student engagement. The learning outcome is clearly stated for students and is concrete and attainable. Use this lesson together with the author’s demonstration on the fundamentals of body position, ball position and equipment selection, and you will be a floorball expert in no time!
Technically, this resource is a simple document outlining basic steps for the lesson. There is a link provided to the video resource, which is a helpful learning support. In order to fully implement all components of the lesson, it will be necessary for the user to have access to a PC loaded with Dartfish and two high speed video cameras to record players and provide instant feedback. LCD projector and screen are also needed to share learning with the whole class. If the technological resources are unavailable, parts of the lesson can definitely be implemented. Don’t let the lack of one or more of the technology components deter you from trying this lesson.